Sania to contest WHO chief election

Staff Reporter

Dr Sania Nishtar may become the first Pakistani to head the United Nations’ public health arm as World Health Organisation (WHO) prepares to elect its global chief in the ongoing month amidst tough competition between three candidates for the esteemed position.
A noted cardiologist, health activist and entrepreneur, former health minister Dr Sania is regarded as one of the potential favourites for the coveted slot of the WHO Secretary-General. Other probable choices include Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia and Dr David Nabarro from the UK.

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